CFHS code : AL54

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : HARRY PAPWORTH b March 28 d Aug 28 1862 also of MARY ANN PAPWORTH b Sept 6 1850 was killed by a vicious horse Aug 20 186- WINIFRED TURNER d——————- 1884 also of ELIZABETH PAPWORTH d May 29 1942 aged 82

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Papworth and Turner headstone April 2018


In the parish area of St Andrew the Less, this headstone is to the left of the path leading from the north gate.


HARRY PAPWORTH born March 28 died Aug 28 1862

Also of MARY ANN PAPWORTH born Sept 6 185[6] was killed by a vicious horse Aug 20 1864

“Suffer little children to come unto me”

Also WINIFRED TURNER died Aug  1884

Also of ELIZABETH PAPWORTH died May 29 1942 aged 82

Harry Papworth (1862-1862)

Harry was 5 months old when he died in Burleigh Place.

Mary Ann Papworth (1856-1864)

Mary was the daughter of James and Ruth Papworth.

According to the inquest held immediately after her death Mary Ann was 8 years old.

There was a full report in the Cambridge independent press on August 27th 1864 which was adjured when a member of the jury was taken ill. The Cambridge Chronicle continued the story on September 3rd. 

A brief summary is below

A waterman named David Dant kept several horses on Midsummer common, among them a large grey horse who was known to be vicious. Several witnesses came forward at the inquest.

Mary Ann was passing the horse when it kicked out and ht her on the head. She died instantly. Mrs Cox told of how her son George had had his teeth kicked out by the grey horse. The judge advised the jury that if they considered Mr Dant had been wilfully negligent by allowing his horse to remain on the common despite the fear of the local people they should find him guilty of manslaughter. Which they duly did.

Winifred Turner (1884 – 1884)

Winifred was was the daughter of William and Ellen Turner. She was baptised on June 22nd and buried on August 13th when she was 8 months old. The family lived in Cavendish Road.

Elizabeth Papworth (1860 – 1942)

Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Ruth Papworth. She had a twin brother James.

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Elizabeth Papworth; Harry Papworth; Mary Ann Papworth; Winifred Turner